DJ Franzen: Do DJs Still Break Records?

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DJ Franzen
DJ Franzen at Drai’s Nightclub in Las Vegas. (Source: Instagram)

DJ Franzen is the definition of an OG. A Bay Area native, Fran helped break The Notorious B.I.G. and JAY Z on the radio and in the clubs on the West Coast in the ’90s. He was also the first DJ to play Luniz‘s timeless anthem, “I Got 5 on It.”

In 2001, Fran moved to Las Vegas where he took his career to a new level. After holding it down in Sin City for over 15 years, Fran remains a staple in the scene. He’s currently a resident at Drai’s Nightclub and a host on Hot 97.5.

Fran recently sat down with a new podcast called Reflections of a DJ (R.O.A.D.) to tell his story. The show is hosted by Vegas DJs Crooked, D-Miles, Neva, and Jaime Da Great.

Among other topics, Fran discussed the biggest records he’s helped break and how the game has changed.

Watch the clip and listen to the full interview below. New episodes go up on Wednesdays on iTunes and SoundCloud.

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